The fantastic weather no doubt effected the attendance, but those that were there competed well and
created a great trade throughout all sections of the sale. Several buyers traveled long distances from Cumbria to Mid Wales down through to the Midlands.
COWS AND MILKING HEIFERS:
Trade in the milking section was on the whole really good; cows were considerably dearer than last month
and heifers, although appearing similar to June, nevertheless averaged almost £100 more on the month and
there were also many more over the £2000 mark with some 30 animals selling from this figure to a top of
The top priced animal came from the Boughey family who had a tremendous day and a tremendous group of
heifers at the sale; their top seller was a homebred heifer by Clayden Rudolph sold giving 40 kg and some
three weeks calved. She was purchased by Robert Darlington of Hurleston, Nantwich. They also had the
second highest bid with another daughter of the same bull which was giving 34 kg and sold to Richard
Williams of Wrinehill, Crewe. From the same home came Raningham Blade Holly which sold for £2250 David
Cantrill of Stafford and three more from the Boughey’s sold at £2100 apiece. The eleven heifers from the
Boughey’s averaged £2096.
Jack and Barclay Taylor of Myddle, Shrewsbury were again amongst the highlights selling up to £2300 for a
homebred daughter of Wa?Del Hayden purchased by Dave Green of Lach Dennis who also purchased another
Hayden daughter, Holbeck Hayden Gillian 114th from the Aintree Holsteins Ltd of Wrexham for £2280 and a
daughter of Cagni Iron Quasimo from the Goulds of Bomere Heath for £2270. The Taylors were in the money
again selling daughters of Blitz and Twister at £2200 each.
Cows topped at £2250 for a second calf daughter of Denmire Minted consigned by AJ & MA Knowles of
Preston purchased by Brian Donald of Welton, Carlisle whilst Deedale Holly 15th, a third calf daughter of Penn England Garrison from RH & S Mottershead of Whitchurch sold for £2200 to B & M Elkin & Sons of Stone. A second calf Samuelo from John Hughes of Haslington sold for £2180 and a second calf Hayden from the Knowles’ sold for £2150.
There were several coloured and crossbreed cows and heifers forward this month which sold really well. The
top was a Shorthorn calved heifer from the Whittakers of Knutsford which sold for £1900 with a Blue
Shorthorn calved heifer from Maurice Grimes of Cholmondely selling for £1750. First cross Montbeliardes sold to £1560 for a heifer from Sam Wilson, Castle Douglas, whilst first cross Jerseys topped at £1510 for a heifer from Enchanted Holsteins, Preston. Crossbred Jersey cows sold to £1380 for a second calver from Shavington Estate, Market Drayton.
IN CALF AND SERVED HEIFERS:
A good entry of 50 in?calf heifers sold very well particularly for the best and those closest to calving. The top price was £1900 for a daughter of Cogent Elvina due to the Angus in mid September from Grosvenor Farms Ltd of Chester who also sold another by the same bull and a Cogent Maestro daughter due at the same time at £1820 each. LG Brigham & Sons of Norwich sold a Joylan Specialist heifer due in September to the Hereford for £1850. Jersey crosses sold to £1380 and Montbeliardes to £1300.
A smaller entry of 85 maiden heifers forward on the day were again very well sold with plenty of buyers
competing for the best. This section was topped by an unregistered 18 month old daughter of Askew Reece
from JG & BM Newman of Chesham, Buckingham which sold for £1250 with another from the same home and
by the same sire making £1150. A good entry of quality unregistered bulling heifers from the Langley
Partnership of Iscoyd, Whitchurch sold up to £1050 with five more from the same home hitting the four figure mark. A new client, CE Carey of Norfolk also sold his consignment well realising up to £1000 for a pedigree yearling heifer by Reece from his Etling Herd.
The sale as usual always opens with the Heifer calves and what a good trade they were despite there being a higher portion of younger calves forward this month. Martin Brindley of Blakenhall, Nantwich topped the
trade selling two eight week old daughters of Cogent Azure at £500 each. A six week old unregistered heifer from CA Vaughan and Sons of Burland made £460 and an early May born daughter of Alliance made £440 for WA & D Dutton & Sons of Knutsford.
Just 4 forward but each one sold well in excess of expectations. Two eighteen month old Simmentals from the Eaton Herd of AJ & SD Heath of Eaton on Tern, Market Drayton sold at £2450 and £2350, a February 2011
Hereford from Neil Lewis, Farndon sold for £2000 and an unregistered May 2011 Limousin from FD Lloyd,
Newtown sold for £1900.
AVERAGES: (ALL BREEDS):
62 Cows £1546.61; 134 Calved Heifers £1707.31; 50 In?calf and Served Heifers £1478.20; 85 Maiden Heifers
£711.18; 35 Heifer Calves £309.43; 4 Stock Bulls £2175.00.
WRIGHT MANLEY of Beeston Castle Auction, Cheshire were the Auctioneers.